Why make a Personal Injury claim?

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Director at WSP Solicitors Stroud

How and why should I make an injury claim? A personal injury claim often starts with an accident occurring at work or in a public place. The accident needs to have been caused by an individual or a company failing to take reasonable care for your safety. Accidents at work can include a fall from […]

Protecting Cyclists with Operation Close Pass

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Police taking part in new operation in an attempt to reduce amount of cyclists involved in road traffic accidents. A new road safety operation Close Pass will see plain clothed police officers on bikes looking out for motorists who drive too close to cyclists when overtaking. Motorists will then be stopped by uniformed officers and […]

Have you been Injured at Work?

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Did you know that your employer has a duty to protect you?  Your health, safety and general welfare are protected by law.  They are also obliged to have insurance in place that will cover claims made by employees injured at work.  This means that should you ever need to make a claim if you have […]

Personal Injury Discount Rate

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

Personal Injury Discount Rate It was recently announced by the Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, that the discount rate applied to personal injury compensation payments will be slashed to -0.75%. Compensation awards using the rate should put the person bringing a claim (a Claimant) in the same financial position had they not been injured, including loss […]

Small Claims Limit for Personal Injury Claims

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

In November 2016 the Government announced its proposal to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000. This will signify a dramatic change to the law. They also proposed to place a cap on car accident minor injury claims. This is intended to target whiplash claims, as many are perceived […]

Justice committee inspects Personal Injury Claim Reforms

Lisa Walton Personal Injury Solicitor Stroud

Justice committee inspects Personal Injury Claim Reforms Neil Sugarman, Association of Personal Injury Lawyer’s (APIL) president, defended the right of injured people to claim full and fair compensation in his evidence to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee on Tuesday. This was a one-off session, which followed a series of meetings with committee members […]

Personal Injury Claim Reforms

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Director at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Personal Injury Claim Reforms have been announced by the government, which may come into force as soon as April 2017. They are, in essence, designed to reduce the number of personal injury claims being made. Whilst this aspect of the law might be regarded as being a ‘compensation culture’ it is always important to remember […]

What happens if you are hit by an untraced or uninsured driver?

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

It is reported that there are more than 1.2 million uninsured drivers on the road in the UK, and that there are more than 350,000 ‘hit and run’ accidents in the UK every year. Not all of these incidents involve personal injury but almost every case will leave the victim with concerns as to how […]

Can you be dismissed after an accident at work because of a personal injury claim?

Demelza Pallant, Personal Injury Director at WSP Solicitors Stroud

Legally, you cannot be dismissed after an accident at work simply because you have made, or are thinking about making a personal injury at work claim. If you are unfortunate enough to sustain an injury whilst at work and the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer, a personal injury claim will not only […]

Growth for the WSP Personal Injury department

WSP Solicitors - Stroud Dursley Gloucester

The personal injury team at WSP Solicitors has recently expanded to include Lisa Walton and Matthew Waite, alongside head of department Demelza Pallant. The team now has around 35 years combined experience, helping clients receive the expert knowledge and the best outcome to their claim that they deserve.